Apricot-Coconut Candy

“Apricot-Coconut Candy,” Friend, Feb. 2003, 35

Apricot-Coconut Candy

confectioners’ sugar

2 tablespoons softened margarine

1/2 cup light corn syrup

1 tablespoon water

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/4 teaspoon almond extract

2/3 cup nonfat dry milk

2 cups chopped dried apricots

2 cups flaked coconut

  1. Pour about 1/2 cup of confectioners’ sugar into a shallow bowl. Place a piece of waxed paper next to the bowl; set aside.

  2. Mix the margarine with the corn syrup in a large bowl. Stir in the water, vanilla extract, almond extract, and dry milk. Add the apricots and coconut to the mixture.

  3. Using clean hands, mix the dough thoroughly. Pinch off a small piece and roll it into a 1-1/2″ (4 cm) ball. Roll the ball in the confectioners’ sugar, then put it on the waxed paper. Repeat until you have used all of the dough. Store in an airtight container.